Biomedical

Researchers find potential mechanisms behind diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Monoamine oxidases, have been shown to play a role in oxidative stress in cells. Monoamine oxidases are enzymes used in mitochondrial membranes and exist as two different variants, MAO-A and MAO-B. Those enzymes have been shown to induce oxidative stress in similar ways, similar to those that result in cardiovascular pathophysiology.

Biology, Biomedical

Does coffee benefit or hurt your health?

Coffee is a complex brew. It contains many compounds, some harmful some helpful. It is consumed by millions of people and some even claim they can't wake up without a cup. I am one of those, i have to drink a cup every morning but no more than that unless i have something extremely important… Continue reading Does coffee benefit or hurt your health?

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Biomedical

Sugar in your diet. How much is too much?

When we talk about sugar we usually talk about foods, high in sucrose, or most frequently now high in high-fructose corn syrup. Those processed foods, that contain “empty calories” as some say, have usually little nutritional value and contain a lot more sugar than the amount you are supposed to consume in a day. If you add the fact that in some cases due to convenience people tend to consume such foods twice or more within a single say, you end up with some consequences.

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Biomedical

Is Alzheimer’s Disease a metabolic disorder? (Insulin, Diabetes)

Alzheimer’s Disease affects millions of people. It is a neurodegenerative disease, characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain. Amyloid-beta is a protein that when accumulated in neurons forms plaques and results in neuronal dysfunction. NFTs (neurofibrillary tangles) are also present in individuals with AD. New studies suggest that diabetes can influence cognitive performance and… Continue reading Is Alzheimer’s Disease a metabolic disorder? (Insulin, Diabetes)